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Lots of chunky cables come together stylishly to make this modern take on the fishermans' sweater.
Bulky yarn with lots of softness allows the wide cable panels to stand out, but with an alluring softness. A ballet neckline keeps it feminine.
The dolman sleeves and slightly boxy fit makes this an easy sweater to layer on top of long-sleeve tees or a maxi dress.
This knitting pattern is both fun to knit and wear! Worked on size 13 needles throughout, the design has plenty of cable stitch variations to keep you challenged. Plus, it works up pretty quickly!
Finished Knit Bust Measurements: 38 ½ (42 ¾, 47, 49 ¾, 54, 58)" [98 (108.5, 119.5, 126.5, 137, 147) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" [81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm].
Yarn Used: Garnstudio DROPS Andes (65% Wool/35% Alpaca); 3.5 oz/100 g [109 yds/100 m] per ball): 9 (10, 10, 11, 12, 12) balls in Color #5310 Beige.
Pattern Gauge: Ensign's Braid: 24 sts = 6 ¼" [16 cm] and 24 rows = 5 ¾" [14.5 cm].
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A super bulky weight yarn in an alpaca wool blend with a gauge of 14 sts = 4" [10 cm] on size 13 needles [9 mm].
Total Yardage Required: 935 (985, 1050, 1120, 1220, 1290) yds [855 (901, 960, 1024, 1116, 1180) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 13 [9 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 13 [9 mm] 16 - 20" [40 - 50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE for working neckband in the round.
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Posted by Stephanie on 3rd Dec 2014
I absolutely LOVE this pattern! It is fun, stylish and really well written, so even someone who'd never made a sweater or had much cable experience could make this sweater with confidence! It is clear, concise and very easy to follow.
Even alpaca/wool chunky DROPS Andes yarn is ideal for this pattern. It is so soft and luxurious, so along with the ballet neckline, it is just the right amount of girly to a fisherman's style pullover! The fit will flatter any shape.
I chose to make my sweater a bit longer, not because the length was too short, I just wanted a long sweater.
I would definitely recommend this pattern! You will love it!